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7 Oct 2017
The Tauranga International Marathon: It's not like any other marathon event. Well, you can still run/walk 42.2km, 21.1km, 10.5km or 6km—plus there’s a kids (and parents!) dash. But here’s the clincher—it’s the first ever international marathon event to be held in New Zealand’s sunshine capital. Think sea, sun, surf; think cafés, culture and seriously cool stuff; think fast, flat, fun.
A FESTIVAL LIKE NO OTHER
This will be a running and walking festival like no other, celebrating Tauranga's best spaces and places. With a run or walk distance for all and vistas to take your breath away, this is the one you have been waiting for—FAST, FLAT, FUN in NZ's sunshine capital!
Get your friends, family and work-mates together, we'll see you on the start-line!
We thought: ‘Let’s add an international marathon to the city by the sea where the skies are blue, the air is warm, the harbour sparkles and the lifestyle is pure chill out’.
Tauranga might mean a place of rest or anchorage, but we thought we’d add some pace to the place and share a slice of New Zealand with people who like to get out and do stuff with their mates, family and the friends you’ll make on the way.
Why wouldn't you
Love to run? Pay it forward.
We’ve partnered with Live More Awesome, a charity dedicated to helping raise awareness around mental health. Together we want to help anyone who is keen participate in this event and improve their mental health - as gaining fitness, getting outdoors for a dose vitamin D, and having a goal to work toward make running & walking amazing for everyone’s mental wellbeing.
We invite you to pay it forward by making a donation towards an entry for someone in need when you register for TIM. 100% of your donation goes towards entries - and we’ll match every dollar. Together let’s make TIM the loveliest marathon in the world.